What did you do on your 510 today?

General Discussion about the Datsun PL510
User avatar
cartel
Posts: 473
Joined: 24 Sep 2015 23:32
Location: Langley

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by cartel »

that sucks....
I was across from Tracey this weekend at mission and she was saying they're about 7 mos back..
then Andy tells me he can probably gain 30hp setting my cams in the racecar since I'm not using the SIR.. guess I know where my cars going over the winter..😉

..
Mike Gibson
Datsun: 71 dime; 73 Z ; GT3 240
Other: 65 + 67 Mustang ; 03 murcie
User avatar
KiKiIchiBan
Supporter
Posts: 459
Joined: 26 Feb 2014 23:46
Location: London, England

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by KiKiIchiBan »

I drove mine today. First time ever! I've had it over 8 years now too. Lots to sort but a huge milestone today.
My P510 Bluebird SSS Coupe www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?t=26929
www.kikiichiban.com
https://www.instagram.com/kikiichiban/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBP1x8z2IBvfs-MQH2Gc73Q/featured
510rob
Moderator
Posts: 5077
Joined: 09 Oct 2003 23:37
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 510rob »

KiKiIchiBan wrote: 19 Aug 2022 13:39 I drove mine today. First time ever! I've had it over 8 years now too. Lots to sort but a huge milestone today.
It must feel exceptionally good after all this time.
User avatar
KiKiIchiBan
Supporter
Posts: 459
Joined: 26 Feb 2014 23:46
Location: London, England

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by KiKiIchiBan »

510rob wrote: 19 Aug 2022 16:47
KiKiIchiBan wrote: 19 Aug 2022 13:39 I drove mine today. First time ever! I've had it over 8 years now too. Lots to sort but a huge milestone today.
It must feel exceptionally good after all this time.
I wish it did, it should have but it was more terrifying than anything :lol: I only went up and down the street I live on but the brakes were terrible, I think it's a combination of new parts needing bedding in and the booster not being connected as I can't find the adapter and 1 way valve needed. The steering was all over the place too but I only did a quick at home alignment.
My P510 Bluebird SSS Coupe www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?t=26929
www.kikiichiban.com
https://www.instagram.com/kikiichiban/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBP1x8z2IBvfs-MQH2Gc73Q/featured
User avatar
icehouse
Posts: 3771
Joined: 17 Jul 2005 17:06
Location: Everett Wa

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by icehouse »

Painted it! Our Racecar is actually a color now!

Image
"People don't like it when shit doesn't match their rule of thumb." Sam
User avatar
Byron510
Moderator
Posts: 12611
Joined: 01 Jul 2003 23:06
Location: Maple Ridge, BC

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by Byron510 »

Nobody will recognize you now!!

Look forward to seeing some trackside photos.

Seems we both have nearly the same colour race cars now!
IMG_0414.png
IMG_0414.png (305.09 KiB) Viewed 497 times
IMG_0431.png
IMG_0431.png (274.82 KiB) Viewed 497 times
IMG_0449.png
IMG_0449.png (236.07 KiB) Viewed 497 times
Byron
Love people and use things,
because the opposite never works.
User avatar
icehouse
Posts: 3771
Joined: 17 Jul 2005 17:06
Location: Everett Wa

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by icehouse »

That's cool!!!
"People don't like it when shit doesn't match their rule of thumb." Sam
User avatar
icehouse
Posts: 3771
Joined: 17 Jul 2005 17:06
Location: Everett Wa

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by icehouse »

Sorry Byron!! Ours has surpassed yours in looks already.

Once it gets the sticker package it's going to look even better!!!!

Image
"People don't like it when shit doesn't match their rule of thumb." Sam
510rob
Moderator
Posts: 5077
Joined: 09 Oct 2003 23:37
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 510rob »

thumbs up for the swoopy stripes!
User avatar
Byron510
Moderator
Posts: 12611
Joined: 01 Jul 2003 23:06
Location: Maple Ridge, BC

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by Byron510 »

Honestly, I'd like my car to be cleared of all decals aside from the numbers. I like that clean look. No one is paying me for the rest anyways.

I do like your colour scheme. I'd like to take my back to a retro one, but that's way down the list of needs.

Byron
Love people and use things,
because the opposite never works.
edekalil
Posts: 91
Joined: 18 Mar 2013 06:42

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by edekalil »

I finally got the L20 b outside and did some refreshing up on her so I can get her put together and make some rom on the bench. It was sent to the machine shop way back and I have all of what I need now after forever I’m going to get her together. It will be my first time assembling a L20 b even after sitting covered inside the shop it all looks good. Now gotta get some paint and tape.
Attachments
859B3E80-CFC8-4AEF-A1E3-24BA9EB2E0E5.jpeg
859B3E80-CFC8-4AEF-A1E3-24BA9EB2E0E5.jpeg (646.98 KiB) Viewed 358 times
44F027AB-5589-4F95-A515-2FF844F71D63.jpeg
44F027AB-5589-4F95-A515-2FF844F71D63.jpeg (499.82 KiB) Viewed 358 times
User avatar
KiKiIchiBan
Supporter
Posts: 459
Joined: 26 Feb 2014 23:46
Location: London, England

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by KiKiIchiBan »

I was going to take it for a drive as I had a few hours free in-between life commitments, started up with ease, idled nicely then died and refused to start. No spark. Multimeter battery flat, no d-cells in the house, shops shut. No blown fuses, maybe the ignition module went bad. Very frustrating. Actually considering selling it, do not have any free time and when I do, I don't want to be working on the car, I want to be driving it.
My P510 Bluebird SSS Coupe www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?t=26929
www.kikiichiban.com
https://www.instagram.com/kikiichiban/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBP1x8z2IBvfs-MQH2Gc73Q/featured
User avatar
bertvorgon
Supporter
Posts: 11723
Joined: 04 Aug 2003 20:45
Location: White Rock, B.C. Canada

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon »

I feel your pain and frustration!!!!

I have spent a life time literally working on cars since I was 14. I just want to drive my 510 and when the head gasket finally went,
in the spring, I must admit I was quite devastated! I get the old car thing, time on my motor, but, now I have to wrench on it over the winter.

While I guess that is a good thing to tiddly it up and have some reliability, it sure was NOT on my retirement list.

Come to Vancouver and I will take you on a good hike into the mountains!

We can both forget our woes for a few hours.
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

Keith Law
1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer
User avatar
gooned
Posts: 939
Joined: 07 Jul 2003 23:19
Location: Langley

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by gooned »

Just breath Kiki, no point selling after all the heavy lifting is done, they are old cars and need to be persuaded...I know right now that doesn’t help.
510rob
Moderator
Posts: 5077
Joined: 09 Oct 2003 23:37
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 510rob »

KiKiIchiBan wrote: 18 Sep 2022 11:26 I was going to take it for a drive as I had a few hours free in-between life commitments, started up with ease, idled nicely then died and refused to start. No spark. Multimeter battery flat, no d-cells in the house, shops shut. No blown fuses, maybe the ignition module went bad. Very frustrating. Actually considering selling it, do not have any free time and when I do, I don't want to be working on the car, I want to be driving it.
On page 9 of your thread (HERE), there are some pictures of your distributor... What kind of distributor setup is that? It looks like it might be a modified 280ZX Turbo distributor - what guts are in it and what ignitor module?
Post Reply